Hood Canal Oysters
Hood Canal is the quintessential Washington State oyster. These protected inlets and shorelines are the perfect environment to grow both wild and farmed Pacific beauties!
Western Channels - Hood Canal, Washington
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Size and Availability
2.75 inches | Year-round
Light and clear brine with a crunchy meat and a bitter melon finish
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Favorable tides and a brisk current
- Bottom Makeup: Rock and sand
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens abductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.